PURPOSE OF THIS CHALLENGE:
To bring attention to Canadian authors and show the love! I'm sure a lot of people will be surprised that some of their favorite authors are Canadian, or that authors they've heard of but haven't read yet are Canadian.
I HAVE COMPLETED GOALS! MUAHAHAHAHA! ...I think my sanity has wandered off again. Anywho, goal check time.
- Read at least two books from the TBR pile. - Um, haven't picked up a single book. Bad Patty.
- Keep up with the 100 word Friday Quick Fic. - Yup! I skipped last Friday for a little Weird Al fun.
- Edit the rest of Path of Angels short stories. - YES! YES! YES! It only took me a half a month, but I finally edited the last two chapters of Path of Angels 4.
- Stop being so shy and ask people for help. (That can be a goal right?) - This brings me to the second part of this post.
Going to skip Friday Quick Fic this week, and no, it's not because I don't have it done. I do and the post is ready. It's just last night I went to a Weird Al concert and thought I'd share some pictures. (Remember kiddies, don't pass up the chance to experience life!)The concert was a blast with Weird Al dressing up for almost each song.
I was stuck using hubby's old iPhone (no flash photography and we didn't know how to turn the flash off on his phone) but the pictures could have turned out worse.
I have some exciting news. There is a local used bookstore and back in January my friends bugged me to take Being Human and Snapshots there. Which I was terrified to do and kept putting it off. Well, I finally did it. Along with a box of books I wanted to get rid of (*shocked gasp* You wanted to get rid of books?!) I took mine in. The owner was so excited to have my books. He had me sign them, took my phone number with a promise to call me when they were bought so he could get more in. Yes, he even paid me! Later this week I need to go back up and see if he got them in his system and displayed them so I can take a picture to share.
So yeah, I'm in a real book store!
Quick announcement. I have passed 15 blogs for Cyc's birthday bash! That means I am going to do something special. A giveaway. What am I giving away? Not sure yet. I was thinking a $25 gift card, but if I get to 20 blogs, maybe I'll up the amount. *hint hint go sign up
.* Now back to our regularly scheduled post. Petrous 1. Of, relating to, or resembling rock, especially in hardness; stony.
2. Of or relating to the very dense, hard portion of the temporal bone that forms a protective case for the inner ear. [Middle English, from Old French petros, from Latin petrsus, rocky, from petra, rock, from Greek petr; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.]
This is another word I couldn't pass up, but not for writerly reasons. Nope, if watch Doctor Who, you can guess why I picked this word. Also, feel free to choose your doctor for the story. That's why I left him a bit vague.
Thanks to Jackie
for this blogfest. The purpose is, you guessed it, talk about your favorite heroes and villains. You can find the list of participantshere
Honestly, figuring out my favorite heroes and villains isn't that easy. There are so many to choose from and I can't recall all I've seen. Do I go with books? Movies? TV? My imagination? I think I've created some good heros and villains for my stories. Maybe I should go with the first ones to pop in my head. If they come to mind ASAP then they must have been memorable and have something about them that I like.
So let's see, who comes to mind first when I think of heroes...
It's Insecure Writer's Support Group
time. The purpose of this group, led by Ninja Captain Alex, is to release fears into the world or give encouragement for those who are struggling. Writing can be tough and we need the support of each other.
This week, I don't really have any insecurities (that was last week) but I do have a grievance that I need to get off my chest. I am so tired of editing!
Normally, editing doesn't bother me that much. I can open a WIP and read through it, tweaking this and that. Notes from a crit partner I procrastinate a bit, but that's because I'm afraid of what they have to say. Eventually, I crack their notes open and edit. But I went and looked through my AYWN? posts and discovered I have been doing edits non-stop on various WIPs since the beginning of the year.
Now I have a Beatles song stuck in my head - which isn't a bad thing. Anyways, I am in dire need of help. Okay, maybe not dire need, but I would really, really, really, really, really, really, really (there's only so many times you can type the same word before your fingers get tangled and you misspell it.) REALLY like help with something.
OMG Patty, help with what?????
Sorry, I think lack of food is making me delirious.
GET ON WITH IT! (Monty Python anyone?)
Snapshots's birthday is coming up. July 23rd it will be one year since that horrible day where EVERYTHING went wrong. AKA release day. I want to do a take two. Let's redo Cyc's book release for his birthday and make it an event to remember... or at least so awesome that last year is complete wiped from memory (trust me, it was bad.)
Dual post today because it's Are you writing now? time. First, let's enjoy today's word - which being a writer, you can see why I couldn't pass it up.
1a: make up, compose <indite a poem>
1b: to give literary or formal expression to
1c : to put down in writing <indite a message>
2: obsolete : dictate
[Middle English enditen, from Anglo-French enditer to write, compose, from Vulgar Latin *indictare, frequentative of Latin indicere to make known formally, proclaim, from in- + dicere to say]
tagged me in this meme which is awesome because, when I read her post, it looked like a lot of fun and I wanted to participate. The purpose of this meme is to list five things that make you happy then pass it on to five more bloggers. Link back to the blog that nominated you and let's see how far the happy spreads.
Here are my 5 steps to easy happiness.
- Avoid mornings - don't wake up before 10am at the earliest.
- Baking - there is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked cookies.
- Mountain Dew/Mellow Yellow - it's the elixir of life according to my sister.
- Chocolate - aren't there studies that show chocolate releases endorphins?
- Writing - I'm a writer, I think that's pretty self explanatory. ;)